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Are Carpenter Ants A Threat To South Portland Homes?

DATE POSTED: August 6, 2019

 One of the bonuses of living in Maine is not needing to worry about termites. However, we do need to worry about other wood-destroying insects, such as carpenter bees and carpenter ants. Both pests can cause significant damage to South Portland homes. It’s always a good idea to take precautions against any pest that can cause structural damage to your home, and carpenter ants are no…

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Are Cicada Killer Wasps Dangerous?

DATE POSTED: July 21, 2017

The cicada killer wasp is a bug with a name that excites fear when you hear it. Is the hype founded? Are cicada killer wasps as dangerous as their name suggests?

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Mice: The Unknown Fire Threat

DATE POSTED: January 20, 2017

When we think of fires, rarely do mice and other critters come to mind. Sure, mice sneak into cabinets, scurry across the floor at night, and hide in the walls, but they can’t really be a fire threat, can they? The answer is ‘Yes.’ Mice are more than annoyances and hazards to your health; they are a fire threat to your home, apartment, and business, too. Learn more about mice…

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Cold Temperatures May Not Deter Carpenter Ants

DATE POSTED: September 16, 2016

If you're thinking that the cold temperatures of fall, and the eventual freeze of winter, will keep your Portland, Maine home safe from carpenter ants, you are only partly right. This is a pest that isn't going to take any holidays this season. If carpenter ants find the right conditions, they can stay active all winter long.

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Wildlife Control

DATE POSTED: January 20, 2016

In Massachusetts and Rhode Island, winter has arrived, but as we're writing this article, we can't help notice that there is not much snow piled up to the window sills. While that makes getting to work every day a bit easier, it causes another problem. Little or no snow covering makes it easier for wildlife to get around. That means there is a greater chance we'll have them breaking into our…

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